Facebook posts show some bewilderment with debate and how it was moderated
I decided to gather the reactions of some Virginia GOP activists to the Trump-Biden debate last night. Of course, a huge number of diehard Trump supporters feel Biden did not address specifics on crime and law and order and Supreme Court packing – and, made the outlandish comment that “ANTIFA is an idea, not a group.”
And most are angry with Fox News’ Chris Wallace in how he moderated the brawl. In fact, a number of liberal TV commentators were not happy with Wallace either.
But a number of GOP activists are quite nervous over Trump’s performance. Here’s what many wrote immediately after the debate ended (identities removed):
- The only problem I had was the White supremacy part. Although, he did outright condemn white supremacy, and neo Nazis after Charlottesville. The media won’t show that though. Be that as it may, he dropped the ball on that tonight.
- Can someone clarify for me if Trump actually said, very directly, that he did denounce white supremacists? I thought he did. Did he side-step it?
- If any of you engaged in a drinking game tonight regardless of your political affiliation, I hope you’re all alive. That was a disaster.
- Seriously, just cancel the next debates because if your mind isn’t made up (again, vote for whomever you want) at this point…Idk what to say! Nothing accomplished, agreed.
- That was a royal 💩 show. Trump interrupted too much, Biden gave no facts only feelings and Wallace decided to help Joe out by debating Trump too.
Dems are gleeful Biden knew where he was…
- Who is surprised about this debate tonight? Suddenly everybody has their pinky up and drinking champagne waiting for Lincoln-Douglass and our reality for the past 8-12:years has been a total bar room brawl.
- This debate is hilarious. That’s the only analysis I have.
- Worse Presidential debate. That was a hot mess, inside a dumpster fire, inside a train wreck.
- That was the worst debate I have ever seen. In fact, it wasn’t a debate. It was a disgrace. New low!!!
- Wallace gets a D- for having no control over the debate, and even at times changing topics to help Biden.
Biden gets a D for playing defense all night, back on his heels, but he was reasonably competent. Biden came close to losing his temper and rudely called Trump a clown, a racist, and told him to shut up.
Trump gets a B for attacking Biden on the issues, but he interrupted Biden and even Wallace far too much. He didn’t call Biden names, although he called others names. Trump had a greater command over issues and more directly answered questions than Biden, who actually refused to answer a couple questions.
Overall this was exhausting.
- Only problem I had was the White supremacy part. Although, he did outright condemn white supremacy, and neo Nazis after Charlottesville. The media won’t show that though. Be that as it may, he dropped the ball on that tonight. Can someone clarify for me if Trump actually said, very directly, that he did denounce white supremacists? I thought he did. Did he side-step it
- Wish that someone could moderate a real debate—-It’s a shame trump had to “debate” both Biden and Chris Wallace—At least he was able to get a few good punches in__LOL —And I don’t think a moderator should have any input other than to ask the questions—Awful Debate and awful moderator—Still—GO TRUMP!!
From my own standpoint, this was Trump’s opportunity to talk to liberal voters – who by and large are being spoon-fed biased anti Trump news by CNN, MSDNC, the New York Times, Washington Post, etc. Liberals do not watch Fox News or listen to Rush Limbaugh.
So, this was his was a chance to convey to them that far Leftism is dangerous to the nation and that he is the one who is standing up to that; that he stands up to China and terrorists (no mention of ISIS at all tonight), and the condition of the economy was super until the COVID 19 plague – and the fact, many governors went too far in the lockdowns. Finally, he failed to note Biden is a “Trojan horse” for the radicals. Trump also could have played up more how well the stock market and thus people’s retirement accounts have done. Increased military spending has helped get jobs for millions.
He addressed that to some extent, but in a combative way. So, instead of speaking in more soothing ways to these voters, Trump primarily addressed the hard-core GOP base and gave little reason to swing voters to consider voting GOP.
We can only hope that the base carries him and other GOP candidates to victory Nov. 3, but it’s my hope Trump will be less combative in the next debate and immediately quell this media fire brewing over his comments that white supremacists should “stand down and stand by.”